Margo Jackson

Margo Jackson



113 West 60th Street
Room 1012D
[email protected]


Office hours:
Mondays: 3:30– 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Hours also available by appointment. To schedule, click here, or email with alternative dates/times to schedule a phone appointment.

Professor Margo A. Jackson, Ph.D., has served as Chair of the Division of Psychological and Educational Services in the Graduate School of Education and as Director of Training of Counseling Psychology at Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus in New York City. She is a core faculty member in the master's counseling and doctoral counseling psychology programs and an affiliated faculty member in the CLAIR doctoral program (Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research). Nationally, Jackson has served as Chair of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs.

Her employment history in professional practice includes positions in community mental health and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center; in higher education as director of a career development center, as career counselor, job developer, and counselor in an educational opportunity program; and in private practice as co-founder of Career Counseling Associates.

Jackson has mentored, presented, and published research in multicultural psychology applications in education, social work, community and employment settings; in lifespan career counseling and development; and in training, supervision, and ethical professional practice in counseling psychology. Her scholarship is grounded in values of social justice awareness and advocacy, multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives, and scientist-practitioner approaches to training and practice that are holistic, strength-based, developmental, and focused on facilitating healthy human relationships.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, School of Education, Program for Complex Instruction, Stanford University

    Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Clinical Supervision, Andrology Clinic, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

    PhD, Education, Counseling Psychology (APA approved), Stanford University

    EdM, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Student Personnel and Administrative Services, State University of NY at Buffalo

    BA, Psychology and Spanish, State University of NY at Binghamton

  • Research Areas of Focus

    • Hidden Biases and Strengths of Counselors, Educators, and Leaders – Methods to Assess and Improve
    • Psychology of Career Development and Social Justice Advocacy Across the Lifespan
    • Training and Supervision in Ethical Multicultural Counseling and Psychology

    Research Projects in Progress

    Jackson, Margo A. with (in alphabetical order for now) Annie Alpers, Tori Broems, Alex Desire, Zomorah Kennedy, Kayla Wong, & Yuki Yamazaki. [GSE Proof of Concept Grant Research Project] Does Stereotype Reversal Training Promote Empathic Perspective-taking with Another’s Racial Microaggression Experiences?

    Jackson, Margo A. with (in alphabetical order for now) Wes Alcenat, Emanuel Fiano, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Tiedan Huang, Tyesha Maddox, Zein Murib, Meenasarani Linde Murugan, Jonathan Sozek, Brent Strang, & Shannon Waite; Constructive Diversity Pedagogy Participatory Action Research project with an interdisciplinary group of faculty who joined Fordham University in fall 2016.

    Jackson, Margo A. with several research teams at various stages of the project since 2007, currently with the Career Strengths Research Team at the stage of Development and Preliminary Validation of the Success Learning Experiences Questionnaire to Promote Career-related interests and abilities; a series of research-service projects using Participatory Action Research and strength-based, narrative approaches to career exploration of career related interests, abilities, values, and self-efficacy beliefs with middle school students from groups under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) professions.

    Jackson, Margo A; A Psychobiographical Exploration with John D. Krumboltz: Integrating Empathic Kindness with Competitive Rigor as a Career Development Pioneer and Lifelong Learner.


  • Books

    Jackson, M. A., Regis, A. K., & Bennett, K. (under contract). Career development interventions for social justice: Addressing needs across the lifespan in educational, community, and employment contexts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Casas, J. M., Suzuki, L. A., Alexander, C. A., & Jackson, M. A. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook of multicultural counseling: 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Journal Articles

    Fietzer, A. W., Ponterotto, J. G., Jackson, M. A., & Bolgatz, J. (2016). Effects of multicultural personality on giving behavior in a modified dictator game. European Journal of Personality, 30, 552-563.

    Holder, A. M. B., Jackson, M. A., & Ponterotto, J. G. (2015). Racial microaggression experiences and coping strategies of Black women in corporate leadership. Qualitative Research, 2, 164-180. doi: 10.1037/qup0000024

    Fialkov, E. D., Jackson, M. A., & Rabinowitz, M. (2014). Effects of experience and surface-level distraction on ability to perceive ethical issues. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 8(4), 277-284. doi: 10.1037/tep0000067

    Johnson, A., Jackson, M. A., Selby, E. C., & Houtz, J. C. (2014). Predicting career interests from problem solving style with high school students. International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2(1), 43-56.

    Jackson, M. A., & Scheel, M. J. (2013). Integrating master’s education in counseling psychology for quality, viability, and value added. [Rejoinder] The Counseling Psychologist, 41 (5), 717-723. doi: 10.1177/0011000013493334

    Jackson, M. A., & Scheel, M. J. (2013). Quality of master’s education: A concern for counseling psychology? [Major Section: Training] The Counseling Psychologist, 41 (5), 669-699. doi: 10.1177/0011000011434644

    Jackson, M. A., Perolini, C. M., Fietzer, A. W., Altschuler, E., Woerner, S., & Hashimoto, N. (2011). Career-related success learning experiences of academically underachieving urban middle school students. The Counseling Psychologist, 39 (7), 1024-1060. doi: 10.1177/0011000010397555

    Miles, L. M., Keitel, M., Jackson, M., Harris, A., & Licciardi, F. (2009). Predictors of distress in women being treated for infertility. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 27, 238-257.

    Jackson, M. A., Potere, J. C., & Brobst, K. A. (2006). Are success learning experiences and self-efficacy beliefs associated with occupational interests and aspirations of at-risk urban youth? Journal of Career Assessment, 14, 333-353.

    Jackson, M. A., Mendelsohn Kacanski, J., Rust, J. P., & Beck, S. E. (2006). Constructively challenging diverse inner-city youth’s beliefs about educational/career barriers and supports. Journal of Career Development, 32, 203- 218.

    Jackson, M. A., & Nutini, C. D. (2002). Hidden resources and barriers in career learning assessment with adolescents vulnerable to discrimination. Career Development Quarterly, 51, 56-77.

    Krumboltz, J. D., Jackson, M. A., Ranieri, A. M., & Yeh, C. J. (1999). Teaching career counseling skills and cultural sensitivity. Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, 15,61-68.

    Krumboltz, J. D. & Jackson, M. A. (1993). Career assessment as a learning tool. Journal of Career Assessment, 1, 393-409.

    Book Chapters

    Jackson, M. A., & Mathew, J. T. (2017). Multicultural self-awareness challenges for trainers: Examining intersecting identities of power and oppression. In J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, C. A. Alexander, & M. A. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling: 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Jackson, M. A., & Slater, S. (2017). Hidden biases in counseling women balancing work and family concerns. In M. Kopala & M. A. Keitel (Eds.), Handbook of counseling women (2nd ed., pp. 340-351). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Jackson, M. A. (2013). Counseling older workers confronting ageist stereotypes and discrimination. In P. Brownell & J. J. Kelly (Eds.), Ageism and mistreatment of older workers: Current reality, future solutions (pp. 135-144). New York: Springer.

    Fouad, N. A., & Jackson, M. A. (2013). Vocational psychology: Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats, and Opportunities. In W. B. Walsh, M. Savickas, & P. Hartung (Eds.), Handbook of vocational psychology (4th ed; pp. 305-320). New York: Routledge.

    Jackson, M. A. (2011). Multicultural career case conceptualization role plays: Exploring hidden biases through reflections, video-recording, and small group processing. In M. Pope, J. S. Pangelinan, & A. D. Coker (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching multicultural counseling classes and infusing cultural diversity into core classes (pp. 161-164). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

    Jackson, M. A., Leon, C. A., & Zaharopoulos, M. (2010). Multiculturally competent career counseling interventions with adolescents vulnerable to discrimination. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. A. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (3rd ed., pp. 715-730). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Jackson, M. A., Holder, A.M.B., & Ramage, M.T. (2008). Culturally competent vocational assessment with at-risk adolescents in middle-high school. In L.A. Suzuki, J.G. Ponterotto, & P.J. Meller (Eds., 3 rd ed.), Handbook of multicultural assessment: Clinical, psychological, and educational applications. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

    Jackson, M. A., Rust, J. P., & Santiago, N. D. (2007). Multicultural vocational interventions with diverse adolescents in low-income urban schools. In G. B. Esquivel, E. Lopez, & S. Nahari (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural school psychology: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 429-450). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Jackson, M. A., Kacanski, J.M., & Rotenberg, M. (2007). Multicultural vocational assessment in schools: Untapped resources and hidden biases. In G. B. Esquivel, E. Lopez, & S. Nahari (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural school psychology: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 331-351). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Jackson, M. A., Tal, A. I., & Sullivan, A. R. (2003). Hidden biases in counseling women balancing work and family concerns. In M. Kopala & M. A. Keitel (Eds.), Handbook of counseling women (pp. 152-172). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Ponterotto, J. G., Jackson, M. A., & Nutini, C. D. (2001). Reflections on the life stories of pioneers in multicultural counseling. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. A. Alexander (Eds.), Handbook of multicultural counseling (2nd ed., pp. 138-161). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

    Jackson, M. A., & Krumboltz, J. D. (2000). Practicum in multicultural career counseling. In M. Pope & C. Minor (Eds.), Experiential activities for teaching career counseling (pp. 217-221). Columbus, OH: National Career Development Association.

    LaFromboise, T. D., & Jackson, M. A. (1996). MCT theory and Native American populations. In D. W. Sue, A. E. Ivey, & P. B. Pedersen (Eds.), A theory of multicultural counseling and therapy (pp. 192-203). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

  • PhD Courses

    • Advanced Doctoral Practicum in Counseling I (PSGE7656)
    • Advanced Doctoral Practicum in Counseling II (PSGE7658)
    • Clinical Supervision in Counseling Psychology (PSGE7649)
    • College Teaching Internship in Psychology and Service (PSGE8100)
    • Dissertation Mentoring (EDGE9999)
    • Dissertation Seminar (PSGE8999)
    • Internship in Counseling Psychology I (PSGE7667)
    • Internship in Counseling Psychology II (PSGE7668)
    • Multicultural Competencies: Tools for Awareness, Transformation, and Advocacy (CLGE6280)
    • Research Apprenticeship (PSGE8001)
    • Practicum in Supervision in Counseling Psychology (PSGE7657)
    • Proseminar (PSGE7900)
    • Psychology of Career Development (PSGE7640)
    • Social and Ethical Responsibility in Counseling Psychology (PSGE8672)

    MSEd Courses

    • Career Counseling (PSGE6640)
    • Field Experience in Counseling I (PSGE6652)
    • Field Experience in Counseling II (PSGE6654)
    • Human Development (PSGE6603)
    • Introduction to Counseling I (PSGE5620)
    • Introduction to Counseling II (PSGE5630)
    • Introduction to Research Methods (PSGE5203)
    • Multicultural Counseling Practicum (PSGE6656)
    • Pre-Practicum in Career Assessment and Counseling (PSGE6642)
    • Pre-Practicum in Counseling I (PSGE5622)
    • Pre-Practicum in Counseling II (PSGE5632)
    • Research Methods in Counseling (PSGE5204)